It was a long long time ago since I did my firt trip to "Peña Bernal". In those days the goal for me was to climb to the top of that huge wall but after a few visits, when I finished with the classic multipitch routes the crag seemed just boring and without variety... I was certainly worng!
This festival was exactly what I need to discover the other hidden style! Close to two hundred of sweet volcanic rock boulders from V0 and forward to insane projects! It's funny that I never bouldered there before, even when the boulder crag was developed almost 10 years ago!
On june 4 and 5, after 5 hours -usually 2 and a half- driving we (Fitz,his two friends, Poncha and me) finally arrived. This time the way was not fancy or luxurious at all and Poncha and I traveled at the back side of the truck.
|Our sunny trip to Peña|
We finally arrived to the Chi Chi D'Ho Camping (at the back side of the giant rock) and get into the star chaser comp. The boulders were just amazing and the crowd was close to 500 people!
|Front of Peña Bernal. Source: montanismo.org|
The entire event was just pure fun, in despite with the quantity of people gathered together on the boulders and the heat of the desert. The main event was the "star chaser competition" where the points were the stars in the guidebook of each boulder! So, that was an interesting way to organize a comp; that way instead to aim for the hardest boulders you were aiming for the coolest boulders! At the end your score was the summatory of the stars collected (in two team assemble).
|The crowd on Capitán Calzón. Source: montanismo.org Ivan (Poncha) trying a lost boulder forgotten by the rabble|
|Diego González enjoying of the aesthetic line of Katana V10 at the sector of "El Rancho"|
|Ivan spoting Fernanda González on "Lado oscuro del corazón". Foto by Daniel Tapia|
But the fun doesn't stop there:During the afternoon there was also "push or pull" contest, slacklining and dyno competition! The end of the day was received by the proyection of the movie "Reach!" presented by Madrock.
|The dyno comp and Franz (our unshut-up-able and cheerful host) at the slck line.|
So, this crag is amazing and hopefully I'll come back soon! Till next time!
|Our way back home! Tha tha!|